Flood Asset Performance Advisor
Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
South West England
Flood Asset Performance Advisor
Salary – from £37,462
Locations – Tewkesbury, Kidderminster, Shrewsbury, Leeds, Beverley
York, Kelvedon , Ipswich, Chelmsford ,Kings Lynn, Bedford, Lincoln, Kettering
Grade – 5
Post Type/ Working Pattern - Permanent, Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Interview Dates – week commencing 27/3/23
If you’re part of the Environment Agency (EA), you’re part of the solution. Working with us means protecting and improving the environment and tackling issues of national importance. We’re based across England, and our responsibilities span industry regulation, flood defences, land contamination, water quality, fisheries and conservation.
Such broad scope of work calls for diverse, multi-skilled teams. Together, we’ll promote sustainable growth, tackle climate change and secure a better future for everyone.
Our Asset Performance Teams manage flood and coastal erosion risk assets to reduce the impact of flooding and protect our communities. We’re involved in the whole lifecycle of our assets from planning, delivery and maintenance, to responding to incidents and decommissioning. It also means managing the effects of climate change.
Your role with us
As an Asset Performance Advisor, you will be part of a team inspecting, maintaining and refurbishing flood & coastal risk assets, which include riverbanks, sluice gates and flood storage reservoirs. In this context, you could be involved in ensuring our assets meet performance and legal requirements, making operational plans, investment planning, engaging with partners, developing our maintenance programme or leading on data management improvements. We perform an essential role in ensuring that people and property are protected from flooding by taking the right investment decision at the right time, based upon robust data.
As part of the team and wider flood risk management work you will be lead and supporting an overview of flood risk through strategic planning, understanding of flood risk, permitting and enforcement of flood risk activities, influencing development, management of our flood risk asset portfolio and responding to flood incidents.
You can also expect to support the Team Leader in technical leadership of other team members, assisting with their supervision and development.
Incident Management forms a crucial part of the job and you will be expected to participate in a stand-by rota.
What do I need?
We are looking for organised and proactive person who can manage multiple work streams and prioritise effectively. Just as important is your energy, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn combined with the ability to solve problems and communicate effectively.
You’ll understand and have significant experience in either infrastructure engineering, asset management or flood risk management. It is desirable that you’re a member of a relevant professional body (e.g., ICE or IAM) or be able to demonstrate comparable technical knowledge and work experience. We value experience in the flood & coastal risk sector.
Experience of health and safety in construction and/or asset operations and in particular the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015.
Other key requirements for this job include excellent communication skills; proficiency in data and information management in order to make evidence-based decisions; the ability to coach and mentor others; and the ability to deliver results through others.
We look for people with formal qualifications and/or extensive experience in civil engineering, asset management or similar.
Ambitious and resilient, you will:
- Be working towards/willing to work towards membership of an appropriate professional body such as ICE, CIWEM or IAM
- Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Have the ability to lead and motivate others
- Have good problem-solving skills
- Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of programs
What’s in it for you?
You’ll benefit from a culture that embraces difference and includes everyone, where you’ll feel supported and trusted to do the right thing. We’ll invest in you and allow you to grow and shape your career.
What’s more, you’ll have access to our great benefits package including:
- A competitive salary of £37,462
- 27 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
- Great career opportunities
- Maternity, paternity, and adoption leave scheme
- A range of flexible working options, plus many more!
As an organisation we strive to reflect the communities we serve, to achieve this we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, sexual orientation, and religion. We also welcome applications for part-time hours.
Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents, or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and workplace adjustments will be available to support you with your incident role.
If you have any questions regarding the vacancy or application process, please contact the recruitment team at [email protected].
If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Click apply and start your application today.
Travel to site and across the area you work will be required, therefore, a full UK driving licence is essential.